What are the ideal revolver proportions?

What are the ideal revolver proportions?

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    4" for 357 Magnum. Optimal ballistics and reasonably short barrel for carry and rapid drawing.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      fpbp as usual

      https://i.imgur.com/rTzi5Ih.jpg

      What are the ideal revolver proportions?

      long enough to spin and be balanced. snubs have their place as carry pieces, but a nice long barrel is great for aesthetics as well as handloading.

      tbh retards whining about maximizing velocity from your powder charge in a pistol cartridge should be using a lever carbine and not a handgat.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Depends entirely on the application.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    5” barrel, .357, k-frame.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Wow

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    As long as possible in the larger caliber possible.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I think a 4" - 6" barrel with a full-sized grip is the best aesthetically-speaking.

    A really long barrel can seem almost cartoonish, and a slim grip just looks odd overall.

    A snub nose with a thick grip can look cool, provided it's in a magnum caliber, otherwise the cylinder can look small by comparison. Shrouded hammers instantly ruin the lines of any revolver.

    That being said, I love my 8 3/8" model 29

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      8 3/8" is patrician's choice of N frame

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Short grip with a 3.5 inch barrel

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Surely there must have been a less conHispanicuous place to put "made in France," or at least a nicer looking font. The thing costs, what, 3 grand?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        made in france isnt really a mark of shame like made in turkey would be imo, and more rare than made in germany or italy and such. if you're shooting and some dude sees you and thinks you're just shooting some S&W with a trigger/hammer job but then sees that its made in france you could get a free opportunity to flex

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I can't even imagine how mushy and full of holes your brain must be to think like this

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I wouldn't pay 3 grand for it. they went for far not too many years ago.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Should match the length of the shooter's member

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    anything less is a cope.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The most important thing is the action. DAO is the most important function IMO you can bob the hammer also. SAO you have to move your hand around on the gun to manipulate things, you want a steady position to shoot.
    Next I'd say sights and ammo, you want to be consistent. Fixed sights with a Trench on the back are at least consistent but if you're going to change ammo brands or loads all the time and use one consistently for a few months or years over time fixed sights are probably better. If you're just going to shove random ammo brands in of different power factors I don't think it matters that much.
    I think it depends to how much you want to stick to fundamentals of shooting, to me that covers steady position and sight picture trigger control. YMMV

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    5" barrel
    Full underlug
    All other answers are false.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Half underlugs are just gross. I don't like any of them.

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >birds head grip
    >3" barrel
    >.460 mag

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I prefer my revolver in 500 mag, mag fed.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Wtf woah. That’s freakin disturbing man,

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I feel like if you're getting a revolver you might as well lean into their main advantage over modern semi-autos and get the most cartoonishly oversized ammunition you can.

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You'd struggle to find an autoloader ammo that outperforms 357 mag

    Keep in mind that most modern 357 factory ammo is using the castrated pressure standard of 36,000 cup which still outperforms nearly every autoloader, but when you move to 40000 cup or higher (which is what the ammo used to be before s&w shit the bed) it becomes a superb pistol caliber with manageable recoil and carbine-like energy and performance

    Anything larger is a shitty novelty gun

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      10mm is superior. To get good ballistics from 357 you need a long barrel. Rarely see a 357 with longer than a 4" barrel.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        10mm is an excellent auto loader caliber, but consider the fact that hand loading autoloader ammo is a hassle (I do this, so I have firsthand experience) and the ammo does not have good availability, and double stack 10mm magwell sizes make the guns bulky and difficult to handle for people of average hand size.
        revolvers chambered in 357 mag you can easily handload and/or shoot readily available 38 spl ammunition for tasks that do not require as much power (like shooting paper). There are downsides to 10mm but I would not feel undergunned using it facing a dangerous predator

        From my own experience the difference in velocity between 4" and 6" barrels is pretty minor. 4" looks like the magic sweet spot in terms of 357 mag

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >10mm is superior. To get good ballistics from 357 you need a long barrel.
        Wrong.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Idk where this meme came from, if you look through ballistics charts for factory 357 mag ammo it seems like there are rapidly diminishing returns past 4", meanwhile .44 mag still gets significant boosts all the way out to 8"

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Even 44 mag it's pretty diminishing.
            I would guess because of the cylinder gap, blowing gas out the side more than behind the bullet

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What do you mean "outperform"?
      Every legitimate authority has known for 40 years that round for round, pistol rounds do the same thing until you get to 44 mag +p and crazier.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I'd like to see 7.5 FK ballistics tests. 2000 fps should make it capable of doing more than punching 7.5mm holes

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Still too slow.
          You don't see any added wounding effects from projectiles under 2200-2400fps (unless the frontal area of the projectile is pretty big, like .458+)
          One of the first major systemic reviews of ballistics was a DOJ report in like 1985, and to quote them "energy does not wound"
          The bullet needs to reach vital structures, while retaining enough velocity to damage them.
          Beyond that, more bullets on target = better.
          7.5FK usually under penetrates.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            What the absolute fuck do you mean 7.5 FK under penetrates. They’re solid copper projectiles going 2k fps.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You're fucking retarded dude

        It's not legal to hunt deer with a gun with less than 500 energy ft lbs (this includes the vast majority of autoloaders, notably not 10mm) in my state (and others), because it is considered unethical to shoot animals of that size with such a weak cartridge. Don't you suppose this is a case of an authority directly contradicting your stupid ass narrative?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >underage retard thinks his states hunting laws are everyone's
          moron you can use 25 ACP for deer and bear in my state.
          32 auto for elk.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Oh shit I forgot, you can use the 25 auto on elk also

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >I base my ballistics knowledge on gudd regulations put in effect by a board of retards appointed to the position by the governor
          Yes, because they know more than every systemic review of handgun ballistics and wounding ever made.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Backpedal harder, dunce

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >underage fudd autistically screeching about energy

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >a comparison between 9mm and .45
            Anon, they're both underpowered as fuck and don't belong in a discussion about bullets that are generating double the velocity and energy of either caliber

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    L frame? 4 inch
    N frame? 5 inch

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Comically large

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >2" J frame
    >4" K and L frame
    >5" N frame
    >6.5" X frame

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >4"
    >K frame or similarly sized frame
    >Half-lug
    If we can all agree the model 10 is the greatest revolver ever, then all of the above must be the elements that make a good revolver

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >2 inch J frame
    >3 inch round butt K frame
    >4 inch square butt K Frame
    >6 inch L/N frame

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    4-5".

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    All of them. Revolvers are joy.

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    44 magnum. 8 inches. No exceptions.

  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    8inch .308

  26. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    4" K Frame.

  27. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >energy doesn't wound
    Let's all just throw baseballs at each other in that case, since they're way larger caliber than any bullet

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I don't want to wound, I want to kill.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Energy doesn’t wound. Penetration of organs do. A baseball at thrown velocities has no penetration, but can still kill through blunt trauma if only to the head.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >get shot in the leg, severing the femoral artery, and go unconscious due to blood pressure in 15 seconds, dying a minute later
        >only getting shot in the organs kills
        ???

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You’re trying to play semantics but doesn’t know arteries are organs.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            In that case, everything is an organ, including skin and muscle tissue, but not all gunshot wounds are fatal.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              No moron. An artery is literally a organ. Google it.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >skin
              your skin IS an organ

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Okay, then the criterion listed earlier for a killing wound is retarded and my point is made

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Energy is a byproduct of wounding factors, not the metric on which wounding effectiveness should be based.
      Fucking dunce.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Considering a baseball can have the energy of bullets, but still not as fatal proves his fucking point you reeee-tard.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >a fastball has less than 100 energy ft lbs
        ???

        A baseball with bullet levels of energy would absolutely kill my dude

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          A 101mph fastball has ~120 ftlbs, a 22lr has ~ 130 ftlbs
          Literally have a nice day.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          A fast ball has nearly the same energy as a .22lr, and it rarely kills or seriously injures people unless they get hit in the head.
          Obviously energy isn't the factor

          A 101mph fastball has ~120 ftlbs, a 22lr has ~ 130 ftlbs
          Literally have a nice day.

          Also Bella twin killed the world record Grizzly bear with a .22 long, weaker than Lr, it's was a lead round nose, producing 95 ftlbs of energy

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Not even. 22 long has 67ftlbs.
            And killed a record Grizzly bear.
            Retard shot himself in the foot with his baseball comparison

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              And yet, nobody thinks that 22lr is a suitable caliber for hunting or self defense.

              On the reverse, people have been killed by fastballs, both with head and chest trauma.

              Do you think that baseballs might be more lethal if they were going 2 or 3 times faster?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Baseballs are okay for conceal carry, but if concealing is not an issue, I'd go for an atlatl

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      A fast ball has nearly the same energy as a .22lr, and it rarely kills or seriously injures people unless they get hit in the head.
      Obviously energy isn't the factor

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        A 101mph fastball has ~120 ftlbs, a 22lr has ~ 130 ftlbs
        Literally have a nice day.

        Do you think that a baseball travelling 2 or 3 times as fast might kill somebody?

  28. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  29. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I appreciate the artistry of this weapon, but its objectively fucking retarded

      https://i.imgur.com/9uM0b6I.jpg

      Peak anti-cyborg performance

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous
        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          That looks like the rhino which actually makes some sense from a design standpoint

          The gun above doesn't even have a barrel?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            It's the Mateba 2006M, which is real and from the same designer as the Rhino. Weirdly, I find the Mateba sexy and the Rhino hideous.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I think its the ugly cutouts above the barrel. People complain about the seam but those holes look like shit

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                If that’s the case then why is the Unica 6 so sexy?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >but its objectively fucking retarded
        why?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Not him, but I imagine barrel length

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            yeah it's short/nonexistant
            still works just fine
            imagine a snub nose

  30. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I really like the 3" SP101 but they don't make a hammerless version.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous
      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah that's hammerless but the caliber's all wrong.
        Everything's a compromise.

  31. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    BIG

  32. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    2–100–2

    Ideally your barrel should be thin, your cylinder should be fucking massive for more power and more bullets, and your frame/grip should be thin. These are the ideal proportions that I call the inverted hourglass.

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